Before proceeding further, you must know that there tons of third party app that will easily transfer your contacts between iOS and Android smartphones. However, we thought it would be a good idea to use some reliable and safe way to do it. Moreover, it’s not much of hard work. Let’s discuss how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.
Transfer your contact via Google Account
Perhaps, this is the most convenient and easiest way to transfer the contacts between Android and iOS smartphones.
First of all, you need to have a Google Account, once you’ve created the account, add that account to the iPhone. Navigate to settings, “Accounts & Passwords” and enter your details there.
Now, simply iPhone will ask which part to sync with Google Account. So, make sure that you tick the contacts. Then, your contacts will be copied to the Gmail. However, the iPhone won’t tell you when your contacts will be synced. So you have to manually log in to Gmail from desktop and navigate to Google Contacts, on the top right drop-down menu and check if your contacts were synced or not. Usually, it takes only a few minutes to sync, but sometimes it might take a while.
After your contacts are synced, you can log in with same email id in Android smartphone or other iPhone or iPad, you will get your contacts easily.
Transfer with iCloud
This also an easy way, but take little bit more time than Gmail sync. First of all, navigate to “Accounts & Passwords”, then Choose the account and select “iCloud”. After that, turn on the “Contacts” and it will prompt you to “Merge” your device’s contact.
Then, log in to “iCloud.com” from your computer’s browser, then select “Contacts”. At the lower-left corner, on gear icon click “Select All”. Then click the wheel again and choose “Export vCard”.
Once you exported the vCard, head to Gmail for your desktop browser, then select “Contacts”. Click on “Import”, click “Choose File” and select the saved vCard file. And you are done, after a while all contact will be saved to your Gmail but make sure that, you have selected “Find & Merge Duplicate” button. Now, simply add that Gmail account to Android device and automatically your contacts will be transferred.
Transfer via iTunes
For some reason, you have saved the contacts locally in your iTunes or you are using an account other than Gmail, still, you can transfer the contact to Android through iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac Computer.
First of all, connect your iPhone to your computer, obviously. Then navigate to your device by clicking “iPhone” in the upper right-hand corner. Now, open info tab and click “Sync Contacts with” and Choose “Google Contacts” from the drop-down menu, and then enter your account details.
Once you are finishing syncing, log in to the Android device and your contact should be there.
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